Baseball team bounces back from losing streak


By Austin Lockwood

Sports Editor

A dark week for the college’s sports teams included losses by both basketball teams and the baseball team to the same college. The week ended on a high note, however, when the baseball team won 8-2 on Saturday, March 5 against Kansas City Kansas Community College.

The win prevented a sweep of the series for KCKCC (13-3) and should help restore some confidence going into a game against MCC-Longview (6-9) and another series against Neosho County (13-1) the following weekend.

The losses put the Cavaliers in the bottom half of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference’s East Division standings, but a good run against Neosho County would put them right back into the race. There are 32 conference games remaining in the regular season, which means opportunities will arise for other teams to climb the standings as well.

This weekend’s series against Neosho County and next week’s games versus Cowley College (11-5) should be a good indicator on what direction this team will take as they approach the midway point of the season.

Considering that, it’s too early to use statistics as a measurement, but the team will have to capitalize more when at the plate if they want to keep up with the offenses of upper-tier KJCCC teams. The Cavs were able to score in double digits six times in February, but have yet to reach that mark again since the beginning of the month.


KJCCC East Division Standings

Team                                Div.     Overall

Neosho County              3-1      13-1

Kansas City Kansas        3-1      13-3

Cowley College              3-1      11-5

Independence                3-1      12-8

Allen County                   2-2      7-9

Coffeyville                       2-2      8-11

Fort Scott                        1-3      11-3

Johnson County            1-3      13-4

Labette                            1-3      8-6

Highland                          1-3      4-11


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